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The Photo Cookbook app review: get baking with this app



There's no need to shy away from baking desserts because with the help of this next app you'll be on your way to creating some incredible dishes. The Photo Cookbook app can be used on your iPod touch, iPad, and iPhone and features 60 different sweets and dessert recipes. Now what's really great about this app is that you get helpful visuals each step of the recipe so you understand very clearly what you need to be doing. This means even beginner baker’s will be able to jump right into these recipes and enjoy success.

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The Photo Cookbook – Baking


A Visual Approach to Baking

How many times have you been following a recipe only to get to a step that leaves you utterly confused? The Photo Cookbook takes you through each of its 60 recipes with helpful visuals so you aren't left staring at a mess in your kitchen. There are more than 500 HD photos in the app which means each recipe has a whole lot of photos in it. To top it off, none of the recipes are complicated, which means any level of baker can use the app with ease.

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The app's last update made it compatible with iOS 7 and it currently enjoys a very high 4.5 out of five stars customer rating. Clearly users love what this one is offering and the way in which the material is presented. It feels like a much more complete offering than a typical recipe app.

There are 60 recipes to browse through and try
There are 60 recipes to browse through and try

Easy Access to Recipes

For ease of use The Photo Cookbook has divided the recipes into four different chapters. These are Pastries, Cake and Traybakes, Breads, and Small Cakes and Cookies. Each of these sections has 15 recipes and they cover a wide range of types so that you'll find the perfect dish for all occasions. The recipes are presented in a step-by-step format with a photo to follow each step. You can make your own list of favorites as you go through them and find some are especially big hits.

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Additional features include being able to add notes to your recipes, you can email an ingredients list, and when trying to find a recipe you can use the search tool. As someone who absolutely loves baking I find the app really impressive offering a nice selection of casual and more professional dishes. The photographs are absolutely stunning and the instructions couldn’t be easier.

The visuals are stunning and extremely helpful
The visuals are stunning and extremely helpful

The Photo Cookbook – Baking


Pros and Cons


  • Users are given a collection of 60 recipes
  • Each of the steps is well outlined and features an HD photo
  • The quality of the photos is just beautiful
  • Mark recipes as favorites
  • Use the search tool to find what you want
  • Email ingredients list from within the app


  • The app hasn’t been updated in a while now
  • It would be nice to see the content grow

Step by step instructions
Step by step instructions

Final Words

The Photo Cookbook app for your iPod touch, iPad, and iPhone gives users a wonderfully visual approach to following a recipe. This app is so easy to use and really can turn any beginner into a pro baker.


The Photo Cookbook – Baking

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